I’ll tell you what’s ferocious. Freddie’s comeback to Sid calling him “Freddie Platinum” when they were recording down the hall from each other at London’s Wessex Studios (Queen for News of the World, Pistols for Bollocks).
Sid Vicious made the mistake one day of bursting into Queen’s control room and antagonizing their frontman. “Have you succeeded in bringing ballet to the masses, then?” he sneered. “Oh, yes, Simon Ferocious,” Mercury replied. “We’re trying our best, dear.”
Then, according to Queen biographer Daniel Nester, Freddie rose from his chair and began to playfully flick the safety pins displayed on the front of Sid’s leather jacket. “Tell me,” he asked, “did you arrange these pins just so?” When Sid stepped forward in an attempt to intimidate Freddie, the singer simply pushed him backwards and inquired, “What are you going to do about it?” Sid immediately backed down. [x]
Sid Vicious wearing his David Bowie t-shirt (who’s in the third pic then?)
How ‘bout Patti Smith wearing Keith Richards? (With Iggy Pop and James Williamson behind her at the Whisky, 1974. She’s wearing the same shirt in a series of photos with Bob Dylan in New York that I’ve posted before, but this is the one that shows Keith most clearly.)
I do have some more pictures of rock stars wearing band merch, but the only other two photos I have with rock stars wearing PICTURES of rock stars happen to be rock stars wearing pictures of themselves: Lou Reed and Marc Bolan (one of my all-time favorite photos).
This is a great idea, though! Any more out there?
Tommy Bolin wearing his custom air brushed self image TEE
Back to rock stars wearing other rock stars: Debbie Harry wearing Mick Ronson, Robert Plant wearing Jimmy Page!
Iggy Pop wearing T. Rex and Jim Morrison!
C’mon, I know we’re nowhere near done yet! Who else ya got out there, ppl?